Los Angeles Angels vs. Seattle Mariners
The Mariners and Angels went back and forth on Wedneday, but things should be a little more one-sided today. Seattle sends Marco Gonzales to the mound, a 26-year old lefty who has so far had a pretty steady season. The Angels have scored the second-fewest runs against southpaws in the lead up to the All-Star break, and since Los Angeles are batting a horrible .196 on the week, the Mariners should take full advantage on the road.
Adelaide Crows vs. Geelong
The Cats have really come together, and they’ll hope to do the same tonight against the Crows in Adelaide. Geelong could stab the final dagger in the Crows’ 2018 coffin, and if big time players like Mitch Duncan and Joel Selwood can shine like they did last week against the Swans, the Cats can make it two wins on the trot. The Crows, at their best, are capable of anything, but we’re yet to see a full team effort from Don Pyke’s side in recent weeks. Even with Rory Sloane locked up for the future, confidence and morale remains low for the pride, which spells bad news for the Crows’ slim finals chance.
Jelana Ostapenko vs. Angelique Kerber
The semi-finals get underway from Wimbledon tonight, and we’re in for a potential classic between 11th seed Angelique Kerber and 12th seed Jelena Ostapenko. Kerber’s previous match against Daria Kasatkina was particularly impressive on Tuesday night. The German favourite won the first set, and looked home in the second up 3-1. Kasatkina fought back to level 3-3 though, before Kerber reclaimed the lead to win in two sets. Tonight’s match will likely last the distance, but after Kerber finished as the Wimbledon runner-up back in 2016, she’s the safer and more experienced bet.